Þórshöfn Airport

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Þórshöfn Airport
Þórshafnarflugvöllur
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator ISAVIA
Serves Þórshöfn, Iceland
Elevation AMSL 64 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 66°13′06″N 015°20′08″W / 66.21833°N 15.33556°W / 66.21833; -15.33556Coordinates: 66°13′06″N 015°20′08″W / 66.21833°N 15.33556°W / 66.21833; -15.33556
Map
THO is located in Iceland
THO
THO
Location of Airport in Iceland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 1,199 3,934 Asphalt
Sources: AIP Iceland,[1] DAFIF[2][3]

Þórshöfn Airport (Icelandic: Þórshafnarflugvöllur) (IATA: THOICAO: BITN) is an airport located in Þórshöfn, a village in northeast Iceland. It is also referred to as Thorshofn Airport in many English-language sources.

Þórshöfn Airport was previously located about 4.8 km to the northeast, at 66°15′07″N 15°16′23″W / 66.25194°N 15.27306°W / 66.25194; -15.27306 (Former location of Þórshöfn Airport (ICAO:BITH)), near Sauðanes, and had the ICAO code BITH (but the same IATA code – THO). It had a slightly shorter runway with a gravel surface, which has since been closed.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Norlandair Akureyri, Vopnafjörður

Accidents and incidents[edit]

The wreck of the DC-3 is nowadays used as a sheep and horse shelter on private land
  • In July 1969, Douglas R4D-6 Bu 150187 of the United States Navy was damaged beyond economic repair in an accident at Þórshöfn Airport. Pilot Russell W. Sims Jr, Executive Officer of NAS Keflavik, was flying in supplies and mail when cross winds, unimproved runway surface coupled with what the investigative report stated was pilot error was not able to keep control of the plane upon landing, going off the runway surface and destroying the landing gear. Another source states that the aircraft swung off the runway during takeoff.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AIP Iceland: AD 2 - BITN - ÞÓRSHÖFN / Thorshofn" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Airport information for BITN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for THO at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ Accident description DC-3 Bu 150187, Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 13 September 2016.

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